Now we have an outstanding, Tang orange colored shield cut.#189

Outstanding GEM of a saturated orange shield cut.  #189 This is a beautiful gemstone. Besides having a great cut, the orange's level of saturation, tone value and cleanliness makes it a GEM, outstanding gemstone. It weighs 1.57 carats.

I don’t know how many people remember Tang or whether they still make it anymore, but it was one of the memorable items on my mother’s diet along with peanut and bananas, on dark Hollywood bread, sandwiches.  Well this shield cut is one of the oranges that I was looking for when I got stared back into faceting after a long hiatus and meets the Tang test for saturated orange color.  This shield cut is a GEM, outstanding gemstone, and everything including the cut is great.  It weighs 1.57 carats and yes it could be bigger.


About Bruce Fry

I was born in Summit, NJ in 1947 and graduated from Summit High School in 1966. I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1970 and after spending another year in graduate school, I left to see the world of Brazil. After spending some more time discovering myself, I ended up working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years as an Air Quality Engineer in the Department of Environmental Protection. I retired in 2007 and took up faceting gemstones again after a long hiatus that reached back to my twenties. I had started cutting cabochons when I was 13 and bought my first faceting machine when I was 15, but ran out of money and time until I retired. My great love in gemology is tourmaline and the collection presented here represents my effort to get as much beauty and variety in the colors of tourmaline as I can. I was particularly lucky in being able to get unheated cuprian tourmaline before copper was discovered in gem grade tourmaline from Mozambique.
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